Amazon thinks I’m a guy!

I’m a girl. Ever since I was born, I’m a girl.

And I have never tried to change that, so I’m totally a girl.

Sometimes I do say I’m a guy-ish girl, because I like the company of guys, I have more fund around guys than around girls (or least that used to be true before kids… ;)), I don’t like pink, and  I don’t really enjoy window shopping. But that has always been a joke, because in truth I’m pretty much a girl.

But today, when I open, I noticed that all of the suggested products it was showing me was targeted to a male audience:


And it’s not even father’s day month to assume it was trying to give me gifts ideas…


Now I just wonder what did I buy to make it think like that…

Need to check my order history…


I was awarded honorable mention by the Let’s be Wild!

Let’s be Wild is “a community-driven travel & adventure site featuring stories and photos from people just like you. Even if you haven’t crossed the Sahara Desert on foot, we bet that you’ve got an outdoor tale others would enjoy!”

Every week they create a themed photo challenge to “encourages bloggers to head into the wild (or the backyard) and photograph something that they feel fits the weekly theme. Once you’ve posted your blog entry, comment on the Challenge theme that you’re entering with the link to your post! Each week we choose one first place winner, one audience choice winner, and five honorable mention winners. ”

Last week, the theme was Overlooked, because “The great outdoors is filled with things that are often overlooked by most people. People these days spend so much time hurrying through life, tied to their cell phones, that they often forget to look around and see the overlooked things in nature that make our world so special.”

I’ve been participating on the challenge for the past few weeks, and yesterday, when I visited their site to check the week’s winner, I was surprised to see that my entry was selected as one of the winner for honorable mentions.

Soooo freaking coool!!!!

Here’s the winner picture

Moss Forest

and the entry post.

Thanks Let’s be Wild!

It’s really fun to participate on your challenges. I’ll sure keep doing it!

Creating a logo

I don’t work with marketing or anything of the sort.

But in my work team, we have a small group, in which I’m included, that works to promote, educate people and provide services on using a tool developed by one of the member of the group (not me!).
The tool has been around for a couple of years already but, so far, it has only been available within our team.

Earlier this week, we were finally able to publish it to the company’s internal toolbox, so anyone in the entire company, from any team, can have access to it and use it for their needs.

And this is so freaking cool!!!

But on the website where it’s published we have the option to add a logo, which is something we did not have before. So in the past 2 days, in spite of being extremely busy trying to prepare to leave on vacations, I decided to spend some time in creating some options.

I did 2, on different styles:

  • one on a style more in line with the Windows classic desktop applications
  • the other more in line with the style of Windows 8 and Windows Phone tiles.

Then another person in the group also put up a third option for voting.

Now the 8 members of our little group are voting.
So far we have 3 votes for the tile-style, 2 for the classic one and none for the other guy’s contribution.
And the developer of the tool hasn’t voted yet (although he already told me that he’s torn between my tile-style one and the other guy’s option).

I’m loving it!